As much as the poster might suggest to the contrary I don't have an issue with crazy weapons in fantasy games. After all the magic users are likely tearing the fabric of space time to shreds, what's a little over the topness on the part of the non-magical martial peeps. Which brings up a completely alien frame of mind to me. There is this school of thought that anything is justifiable with the words "it's magic". Wizard turns into a ferocious beast from the far realms and proceeds to rip faces? "it's magic" Cleric calls down divine fire completely annihilating enemies but leaving friends untouched? "it's magic" Contrasting wise if the mundanes want to do something slightly beyond the concept of what the school of thought considers to be "realistic" that it's completely out of the question and unthinkable. Fighter wants to hit an enemy so hard it explodes and damages nearby enemies? "couldn't possibly happen unless it was magical and fighters don't get magic or they're not fighters anymore harrumph" Seriously why can't "it's badass" be a reason for why the mundane melee wants to accomplish something beyond "realism"? This is fantasy for goodness sake, I expect realism to be the last thing I apply to any given situation! Bazinga!